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What to take to University: self-catered edition

So you’ve got your results and it is time to start getting ready for your arrival here at the University of Nottingham. Packing for university can seem very daunting but there is no need to panic and pack everything but the kitchen sink (kitchen sinks are definitely provided). This post is specifically about self-catered so …

Studying on two campuses? Don’t fret!

Depending on your course subject, you might have lectures on some of the other campuses apart from University Park. I study Environmental Science and my lectures are split between University Park and Sutton Bonington Campuses. Coming in as a first year this can make choosing where to live difficult. Of course there are benefits to …

Meet your neighbours!

Next month you’ll be moving to Nottingham (eek!) and living with new people (eek!!) and your university adventure begins! If you want to meet your neighbours and flatmates before you arrive (which is probably a good idea) you can join the Facebook group for your hall. The Students’ Union has set up groups for all of …

Get your bearings on our campuses

You’ll probably get lost a few times during your first weeks here. But here’s a look at three of our campuses from the sky to help you get your bearings. Sort of.

Vlog – Florence Boot Hall tour

Will you be staying in catered accommodation this year? Take a guided tour around Forence Boot Hall with our vloggers Molly, David and Josh to see what it’s like.

Life on Sutton Bonington

Last September I, among many others, moved to Sutton Bonington campus, better known as SB. I had no idea what to expect, having visited it only once many months before hand. However I quickly managed to settle into the lifestyle! So here is a guide for any freshers who, like me, have no idea what to …

Everything you need to know right now about #UoNFreshers

Congrats on your place here! You probably have lots of questions about joining us next month. Here are some answers for you (in no particular order). When can I move in? Don’t start packing yet! International students attending our Welcome Programme can move in on Thursday 17 September Catered hall students on University Park and …

It’s Christmas!

It still might seem a way off but Christmas is getting closer and closer, and for me is one of the most exciting times of the year. For you this will probably be the first time back home for a long period of time, and for many of you the first real break. Arriving home …

Sutton Bonington: your countryside retreat

Jake Richards, Chair of the Sutton Bonington Students’ Union Guild, explains what life is like on our countryside campus.  Sutton Bonington (SB): often thought of as a mysterious enigma miles from civilization. It is, on the contrary, one of the most vibrant and quirky parts of the University. I’m studying for a BSc Hons in …

The dos and don’ts of packing

Having perfected the art of packing over the year, I have a few tips on what and what not to pack as moving in date draws nearer. Here are just a few: Do pack Lots of clothes hangers! Despite having a fairly large wardrobe, I had five hangers… A pack of clothes hangers is worth …